Real Valladolid vs Huesca match preview and predictions for Friday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two bottom six teams meet.
- DATE: Friday 29th January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Jose Zorrilla
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Real Valladolid vs Huesca Preview
Friday’s action in LaLiga sees a really big game at the bottom of the table as Real Valladolid play host to Huesca. Even though they are away, this feels almost like a ‘must win’ game for Huesca and they desperately need a positive result from which to build, whilst closing the gap on the sides above them.
Real Valladolid in 16th, are 7 points better off than their opponents who currently prop up the division. Progress in their third season back at this level has been stunted a bit, leaving some questions to be asked regarding whether they’ve progressed since Ronaldo took over the club in 2018.
Sergio’s side have only won 1 of their last 7 league games and their home record this term is poor. They’ve taken just 10 points from their 10 games at the Jose Zorrilla with only two victories in LaLiga at their own stadium. Their last 3 matches in all competitions have surprisingly been full of goals with successive 2-2 draws in LaLiga followed by a 4-2 Copa del Rey defeat at home to Levante in midweek.
Huesca exited the Copa in the 2nd Round so they’ve had a full week to prepare for this one. That will have been welcomed you’d imagine by new boss Pacheta who hasn’t had much time to work with his players on the training ground.
Since the former Elche boss replaced Michel, Huesca have played two matches without scoring, losing 1-0 at Getafe before a 0-0 draw at home to Villarreal. Perhaps there have been tentative signs of defensive improvements, aided by a slightly more cautious approach, but Huesca have the worst goalscoring record in the league and with Real Madrid and Sevilla to come immediately following this, it’s vital they find their shooting boots in this game.
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Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Real Valladolid Wins, 2 Huesca Wins, 1 Draw.
- The sides drew 2-2 at El Alcoraz earlier this term.
- Real Valladolid have won 4 of the last 6 meetings at the Jose Zorrilla, losing the other 2.
- Huesca’s last win here was a 2-1 victory in the Segunda Division in 2016.
Raul Garcia, Fede San Emeterio, Saidy Janko and Marcos de Sousa are missing through injury for Real Valladolid. Roque Mesa is suspended.
Javier Ontiveros is a significant absentee for Huesca through suspension. Pedro Mosquera and Sandro are out injured.
Predicted Real Valladolid Starting Lineup:
Masip – Nacho, Fernandez, Gonzalez, Hervias – Michel, Alcaraz – Plano, Perez, Orellana – Weissman (4-2-3-1)
Predicted Huesca Starting Lineup:
Fernandez – Galan, Silva, Siovas, Pulido, Maffeo – Gomez, Seoane, Doumbia, Escriche – Okazaki (5-4-1)
Real Valladolid vs Huesca Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Valladolid 1-2 Huesca
Real Valladolid’s recent games have been more open than we’ve come to expect from them. While they’ve shown fighting spirit to come back and claim draws in some matches, the manner in which they’ve conceded goals at home to the likes of Elche and Levante is genuine cause for concern. With the hosts missing a number of players here, Huesca may just be able to chalk up only their second league win of the season.
Real Valladolid vs Huesca Betting Tips (18+)
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